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Los Angeles Zoo Gets a Halloween Bundle of Joy

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens got a bundle of joy on Halloween with the birth of a hippopotamus. The calf, who has not been named yet, came as a surprise for both the guests and zoo staff. According to a press release, Mara, a 10-year-old hippo who arrived in Los Angeles late last year,

Takin Born at LA Zoo

From our friends at Zooborns: The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardenshas announced the birth of a healthy Takin! She was born on February 12 and can now be seen on exhibit. Related to sheep, Takin are a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas. There are four different subspecies: the Sichuan or Tibetan Takin, the Mishmi